FRAMINGHAM – Gun shell casings were found in South Framingham on Thursday morning, July 30.
A maintenance worker at the complex on Beaver Terrace Circle reported finding “several shell casings on the ground,” said Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas.
The casings were found at 41 Beaver Terrace Circle around 8;30 a.m.
No one called to report gun shots the night before or that morning, said Lt. Grigas.
There was no property damage, said police.
Since 2020 began, there have been at least 8 reports of gunshots, including a double homicide in January.
Sunday afternoon, July 19, around 4:30 p.m. a confrontation between a couple of men erupted into gunshots. One of the bullets pierced the window of the newly-built Pelham Life Long Learning Center. Police are investigating but no one has been arrested. Thankfully no one was injured. Police said shell casings were found in the road. The Second Street gunshots were not the only gunshots that Sunday. About two hours later, police found a bullet hole in a van parked on Cedar Street. And this was fourth incident of gunshots in the last 30 days, in South Framingham neighborhoods, of Districts 7, 8, and 9. On July 15, residents in District 7 in the Hartford Street neighborhood reported hearing gunshots around 10:53 p.m. Six cruisers responded, but no shell casings were found.
On June 26, a resident of Bishop Street reported bullets had struck his house. Police found a bullet had entered an apartment bedroom through a window air-conditioner. This is a District 7 neighborhood.
All the incidents are under investigation by police, and no one has been arrested for any of the gunshots.
Earlier this year, on Friday, January 10 at approximately 11:37 p.m., Framingham Police responded to 9-1-1 calls of shots fired in the area of Second Street and Beaver Terrace Circle in Framingham.
Upon arrival, police located the two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. James “Manny” Wade was transported to MetroWest Medical Center where he subsequently died from his injuries. His son, James Wade, was pronounced dead on the scene.
During the investigation, police located an apartment where a bullet had travelled through the door into the interior of their house above where a 4-year-old child was sleeping. Police arrested a man and charged him with the double homicide.
After the double homicide in January, SOURCE asked City of Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer for a statement.
Her Public Information Officer released this. “While this was an isolated incident, nevertheless it is violence in our community. Neighbors were quick to alert authorities when they heard gunshots which resulted in immediate response by our Police Department. The police spent yesterday searching for and gathering evidence, as well as following up on leads. Based on investigative work by our police department, we have learned this was an isolated incident. There is no eminent threat to residents in Framingham.”
But those gunshots in January have not been isolated, considering four reports of gunshots since June 25.
And on June 6, a resident on John McGuinn Circle in District 3, reported a bullet hole in his house.
As of 12:30 p.m. today, July 31, no response.